Department of Graduate Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5.
Expressions of Generativity Through Family Leisure: Experiences of Grandparents and Adult Grandchildren
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2011
© 2011 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 121–133, February 2011
How to Cite
Hebblethwaite, S. and Norris, J. (2011), Expressions of Generativity Through Family Leisure: Experiences of Grandparents and Adult Grandchildren. Family Relations, 60: 121–133. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00637.x
- Issue online: 7 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2011
- family leisure;
- intergenerational relations
The purpose of this study was to understand the expression of generativity among grandparents and their adult grandchildren through their experiences of family leisure. Fourteen dyads of grandparents and adult grandchildren were interviewed about their experience of family leisure. The findings illustrate the important role that family leisure played in the experience and expression of generativity, evidenced by the reciprocal use of leisure in teaching, mentoring, and creating a family legacy among grandparents and adult grandchildren.